Monday, April 11, 2011

WINNERS of THE AMERICAN PRIZE in VOCAL PERFORMANCE in OPERA for 2011 (MEN)

The American Prize is pleased to announce the 2011 winners and runners-up of The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards in Opera (men.)

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION:
 
THE AMERICAN PRIZE: 
Jonathan Beyer, baritone, Philadelphia, PA
Jonathan Beyer  is a baritone who has performed with opera companies in Dallas, Pittsburgh, Austin, Chicago, Fort Worth, Santa Barbara, and Aix-en-Provence among others. He has also appeared with the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Baton Rouge, Vermont, and Indianapolis Symphonies. He was the 1st Place Winner at the Marian Anderson, McCammon, Cooper, DuPont, Verismo, American Opera Society, and Bel Canto Competitions. He has degrees from the Curtis Institute and Roosevelt University.  Upcoming engagements include Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Knoxville, Dallas, Austin, Chicago Symphony, and Carnegie Hall.
 

2nd Place: John Concepcion, tenor, Homewood, IL

 

3rd Place: Jonathan Blalock, tenor, Sunnyside, NY

*****


COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY DIVISION:
THE AMERICAN PRIZE: 
Casey B. Finnigan, tenor, Houston, TX
The second place winner of the 2010 Classical Singer competition, Mr. Finnigan is currently working on his MM in vocal performance at the University of Houston.  Recent performances include Rodolfo in La Boheme at Sherrill Milnes' "Voice Experience" program.  Upcoming engagements include the role of Pablo Neruda in Daniel Catan's new opera Il Postino at the University of Houston.  Mr. Finnigan received his BM in voice performance from the University of North Texas in 2009.

2nd Place: Luke Scott, baritone, West Hartford, CT

3rd Place: Philip Stoddard, baritone, New York, NY

CONGRATULATIONS!

No comments:

Post a Comment